CAP: Taoiseach pledges to protect farmers’ money
Both the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have given an undertaking to protect Irish farmers from a CAP budget shortfall.
Brexit day looms as Barnier hits Belfast
By this time next week, the UK will no longer be a member of the EU, but there is one big visit still to come.
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Mitsubishi Motors hybrid electric event
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Brexit day looms as Barnier hits Belfast
By this time next week, the UK will no longer be a member of the EU, but there is one big visit still to come.
Big interview: Tánaiste Simon Coveney on trade deals, CAP and dairy expansion
Justin McCarthy talks to the Tánaiste about a trade deal with the UK, how Fine Gael will fund a CAP shortfall and whether he foresees a quota for dairy expansion.
Ominous signs for EU-UK trade negotiation
Comments by British chancellor on UK departure from EU standards makes a hard Brexit more likely by end of this year.
Collision course on trade talks
UK looks like having to choose between US and EU for trade deal.
Big interview: Tánaiste Simon Coveney on trade deals, CAP and dairy expansion
Justin McCarthy talks to the Tánaiste about a trade deal with the UK, how Fine Gael will fund a CAP shortfall and whether he foresees a quota for dairy expansion.
Mandatory recording of dam breed on cattle ID cards
The move will leave farmers in a better position to inform themselves on the breeding of any calves they are purchasing.
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Powering the future with Marshill Renewables
Marshill Renewables is seeking farmers and land-owners to rent their land for the construction of wind turbines in the Republic of Ireland.
Spotlight on Irish MEPs in TB vote
Last chance to stop unnecessary cost burden on Irish farmers, says Pat Farrell.
Plans to ramp up BVD measures in NI
The measures are targeted at the swift removal of PI animals which is central to achieving further progress in BVD eradication.
Plans to ramp up NI BVD controls
DAERA has been asked to introduce additional measures to eradicate BVD in NI
News round-up from Northern Ireland
News round-up from the farming and food industries in Northern Ireland.
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Colostrum Management "I don't have time for scouring calves" says Wicklow farmer
Colostrum is the single most important nutrient for the newborn calf as it contains high levels of energy, growth promoters, vitamins and immunoglobulins.
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Reduce labour next spring, vaccinate early this winter
Now is the time to plan to reduce the workload in the busy spring and introduce some laboursaving solutions to make life easier and more effective for both man and beast.
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Powering the future with Marshill Renewables
Marshill Renewables is seeking farmers and land-owners to rent their land for the construction of wind turbines in the Republic of Ireland.
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ABP buys UK’s largest pet food ingredient supplier for undisclosed sum
ABP has bought the John Pointon and Sons business - the largest single-site byproduct and pet food ingredient supplier in the UK.
Global report: stories from around the world
A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
Land O'Lakes boss speaks out on US farming issues
Farm consolidation, oversupply, an aging farmer population and labour shortages among challenges on US farms.
Ballon Meats records strong sales growth for 2018
The Carlow-based meat company returned to profit in 2018, as its sales grew to €36m.
Tractor run organised by Fethard Macra takes places this Sunday
The Tipperary Macra club is aiming to raise money for South Tipp Hospice and Fethard Macra.
1,968 new tractors sold in Ireland in 2019
FTMTA figures show that a total of 1,968 new tractors were registered during 2019 which represents a reduction of 16 units on the 2018 figure. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
1,968 new tractors sold in Ireland in 2019
FTMTA figures show that a total of 1,968 new tractors were registered during 2019 which represents a reduction of 16 units or less than 1% on the 2018 figure.
New ICBF calving figures go live
Calving difficulty and dairy beef index included in new ICBF genetic evaluations.
144ac dairy farm in the Golden Vale
A walk in dairy farm is on the market near Newcastlewest in Co Limerick, Odile Evans writes
24ac up for auction in Wexford
Quinn Property is holding an auction in Enniscorthy at the end of February for a 24 acre parcel of land.
63ac with derelict farmhouse up for auction
The guide price for a 63ac farm near Campile in Wexford is over €630,000. Odile Evans writes
One stop shop for calving and calf rearing
A Tipperary-based farming family are all set for calving and calf rearing with their new purpose-built shed, writes Peter Varley
Watch: Prof Frank Mitloehner’s presentation on methane and carbon sequestration
Speaking at the IFA’s climate conference this week, Prof Frank Mitloehner from UC Davis in California outlined the biogenic lifecycle of methane and the potential for grassland to sequester carbon.
Environment: improving nitrogen use efficiency on sheep farms
The relatively new concept for sheep farmers will be discussed by Teagasc's David Wall at next week’s Teagasc lowland sheep conferences.
Forestry contractors unable to make bank payments
Delayed forestry licenses and poor timber prices see big machines sitting idle.
Minister Doyle on felling licences and afforestation
The minister addressed the shortfall in felling licences and afforestation, and outlined what action he and his department are taking to alleviate the problem
Get the diet right for finishing beef
Kieran Mailey reports from the CAFRE beef finishing event held at Greenmount campus in Antrim.
Plans to ramp up NI BVD controls
DAERA has been asked to introduce additional measures to eradicate BVD in NI
We need a plan for planting
Farmers Journal Scotland editor John Sleigh has his take on the week's big issues.
Scottish lamb prices rocket
The sheep meat market is flying across the UK as prices get close to £4.50/kg in Scottish abattoirs.
Comment
What has gone wrong that young people do not feel it is important to vote?
We have a personal responsibility for our homes and our bodies, and we should try to ensure our children are responsible too. It’s important for their future, writes Amii McKeever
Support Irish eventers on their road to Tokyo
HSI has organised a ‘Take On Tokyo’ eventing tour to help raise funds to support the Irish Eventing team’s trip to the Olympics.
Lynch lands German World Cup win
Patience has paid off for Tipperary's Denis Lynch as he claimed victory in the FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Leipzig in Germany last Sunday.
Mindfulness: living with uncertainty
With all the change a new year brings, mindfulness expert Catherine O’Callaghan teaches us how to embrace uncertainty
Diary in the saddle: rice, earthquakes and a trip to the hospital
Paddy Flynn from Waterford and Daithí Harrison from Tipperary are cycling from Australia to Ireland to raise money for charity. Paddy, from a farm in Rathgormack, is chronicling their journey.